January Wishlist


(Clockwise R to L: OPI Are we there yet nail polist; Topshop skater skirt; 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel; kikki.K time planner; Embellished lace top
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. If you follow my instagram, you will see that I have been helping my sis set up her stall at the Glebe Markets. It was an interesting albeit tiring experience. I don't think I will do it again. A friend also had a house warming party to celebrate her new gorgeous place which was near the river. It comes with an indoor pool and jacuzzi - you know where I will be spending my weekends now. December and January have been the worst two months for my bank account. With the festive season, one can't help but spend. I did buy the Topshop skirt above although what I really need is a diary. Talk about priorities. I don't even know why I want more nail polish when I can't have coloured nails at work. I should stop buying things I don't really need.

Do you impulse buy? How do you control your shopping urges?





12 comments:

laura // BOOKM▲▲RKS said...

oh wow, how come you can't have coloured nails at work? thanks for your comment on my post about relaunching my project 'how's your weekend' :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

I tend to impulse buy for the kids -- I think in part I want the toy or book myself lol! I think the only foolproof way is to just avoid going into shops where one has an especial weakness.

Mira said...

Great picks. I buy nail polishes all the time too. Some of them I´ve never used but I can´t stop buying new ones :)
xo

Irenita said...

I also love colourful nail polishes, even though I don't use them that often.
I really try to control my shopping and just buy the things I really need. But after a couple of years following such a policy I felt really lucky this year when I needed to renovate most of my winter gear: new boots, new jumpers and new bag :)
Anyways, we all need a treat from time to time!

Have a nice week Jo
xo Irene

Marlen said...

Oooo her new place sounds AWESOME. I'd be in that jacuzzi with a mimosa all day every day haha. And I love the stuff you picked out, especially that pink planner. It's so pretty that it'll make organizing fun. And I think it's so cute you bought a skirt rather than planner- the heart wants what it wants!

I curb my spending by keeping a minimum in my checking account. So I give myself $100 to spend on fun things per week, and once that's spent I can't buy things anymore till my next check!

xo Marlen
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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Hanging out with a friend is priceless. That planner is so pretty. Starting one this year is something I'm very happy with. I may have saved money on clothes but I'm guilty for splurging a lot of my personal allowance at IKEA this month for organizing the closets and high quality bed linens from furniture shops on sale.

Curbing spending--I have a limited allowance that I can spend monthly. The rest are sent to a bank account that cannot be used in shops and not accessible by ATM.

trishie said...

I used to impulse buy ALL THE TIME. These days I only keep a limited amount of money on my everyday account so I can't.

M.E said...

i'm a huge fan of nail polish colors and OPI are some of my favorite ones ;) love the bag too :)

Maxine W said...

Oh, that I could answer your question! I was very good about not spending any money upon returning from Taiwan, and was doing fairly well until about late November, around Black Friday here in the U.S. Since then, I have been making impulse buys here and there that obviously add up to way more than I should be spending, given the fact that I have no income. My current obsession is candles, which is ridiculous, since it's the dead of winter and I rarely open windows since it's so cold. I had to do major talking to myself this morning to talk myself out of buying $40 worth of candles, ha.

But anyway, my last phase was nail polish, so I know how it is. I have so many colors now that I probably wouldn't have worn to work and definitely wouldn't be able to wear if I worked in a more formal setting. But when you're buying it, it doesn't seem so bad because it's relatively inexpensive (well, here in the U.S. they range from $4 to $10, but in Australia, the prices were steep!) and it's a fun, relaxing "hobby." I actually have a similar color to the OPI you posted (or what I think it might look like), in Fiercely Fabulous (OPI line for Sephora)!

Courtney said...

Oh I LOVE that nail polish color. It's gorgeous!

Shoko said...

i'm the WORST impulse shopper ever. i just bought a 1920s lace dressing gown and a blue sequin minidress with long sleeves and square shoulders - both very, very unnecessary. but i just had to have them! :)

rooth said...

I have the SAME bag marked to buy as you do - why do pretty bags always have to be SO expensive!? I'm pretty bad at controlling my shopping urges but I try to write everything down that I really want and prioritize what really makes sense and what's a whim

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